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Viral Instagram video shows 11 years of Downtown Dubai in 5 seconds

Bafta-winning filmmaker Rob Whitworth's video shows the skyscape evolution of Downtown Dubai, home of Burj Khalifa

A new Instagram video shows the evolution of Downtown Dubai.
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A new Instagram video shows the evolution of Downtown Dubai.

The rapid evolution of Dubai’s skyscape is considered a case study in urbanism around the world, and thanks to Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building backed by Emaar Properties – the UAE emirate’s stature as a global architectural leader has steadily grown over the years.

Now, an Instagram video posted on 24 April, 2019 by user Rob Whitworth, has gone viral as social media users, particularly those on professional networking website LinkedIn, share the footage of Downtown Dubai.

In addition to Burj Khalifa, popular Dubai landmarks such as Dubai Metro and the Address Downtown Dubai hotel are also visible in the video.  

Whitworth, who describes himself as a Bafta-winning timelapse and hyperlapse film-maker, posted the video with the caption “11 years in 5 seconds”.

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